Thursday, May 24, 2018


Endeavor Robotics wins $10M Marine Corps robots contract

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a $10 million contract to Endeavor Robotics for the company's FirstLook robots.

Sony, Carnegie Mellon University sign research agreement on AI and robotics

Sony  has entered into an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research. 

Genesis Robotics receives controlling investment from Koch

Genesis Robotics, a subsidiary of Genesis Advanced Technology (GAT), has received a controlling investment from Koch Industries.

Endeavor Robotics awarded contract to develop ‘back-packable’ robot

Endeavor Robotics has won the Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the US Army's Common Robotic System–Individual (CRS-I) program.

Circular Wave Drive raises $2M

Circular Wave Drive, a technology company that manufactures compact speed-reducing gears for robotics and applications, has raised $2 million.

Endeavor Robotics wins $9.2 million U.S. Marine Corps order

Unmanned ground vehicles company Endeavor Robotics has received a $9.2 million order to deliver Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs) to the U.S. Marine Corps....

The latest XPrize is for building remote-controlled humanoid robots — Fast Company

The XPrize Foundation is offering $8 million if someone can build robot avatars, writes Ben Schiller of Fast Company.  Here is the link:

Diligent Robotics raises $2.1M seed round

Austin-based robotics company Diligent Robotics has raised $2.1 million seed investment. The funding was led by True Ventures.

Fast-food CEO says ‘it just makes sense’ to consider replacing cashiers with machines as minimum wages rise — Business Insider

Jack in the Box says it is considering swapping some cashiers with robots as the minimum wage rises in California, Kate Taylor of Business Insider...

Endeavor Robotics provides ‘throwable’ robots to German armed forces

Endeavor Robotics has delivered 44 FirstLook robots to the German government. FirstLooks are often used to clear buildings and detect IEDs.

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots — The Economist

Around 5,000 nursing-care homes across Japan are testing robots, writes according to a feature in Economist. Read here -

Toyota unveils third generation humanoid robot

Toyota has unveiled T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot.

Saudi Arabia first country to grant a robot citizenship

Sophia a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia on Wednesday; the first country in the world to...

Delphi to acquire nuTonomy for $450 million

Delphi Automotive has signed an agreement to acquire nuTonomy for an upfront purchase price of $400 million and earn-outs totaling approximately $50 million. The transaction...

Skyward becomes FAA-approved LAANC airspace vendor for drones

Skyward, a Verizon company, has been approved to give commercial drone operators access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability...